Francis Hwang on Sat, 20 Apr 2002 22:00:02 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-bold] Re: <nettime> Re: The Economist: The Internet sells its soul

Bram Dov Abramson wrote:

>>I love all this "The internet sells out" talk. As if it were ever
>>about something besides profit?
>Yes, it was certainly ever about something besides profit.  In fact,
>it was once heavily subsidised, highly unprofitable, highly
>undesigned for profitability, and generally not part of the
>commercial sphere.

Right. I was mostly responding to the tone of the Economist article, 
which assumes that the Internet did not exist before dot-coms. Like 
most media these days ...

Francis Hwang

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